Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Palestinians Continue To Threaten Violence At Every Turn

Abbas is now threatening a third Intifada. Why? Because Rachel's Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs were added to the list of heritage sites.:

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s decision to include Jewish landmarks in the West Bank in the government’s new list of heritage sites is a “severe provocation” that could lead to a new cycle of violence, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said in speech to the Belgian parliament Tuesday.

Abbas told the ministers that the inclusion of Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on the list of sites of national importance could ignite a “war of religions” in the region.

He warned that the decision could also bring about a third intifada, adding that Netanyahu’s insistence on making the announcement only a short time after he was asked by US President Barak Obama to take confidence-building measures vis-à-vis the Palestinians.
I'm sorry but if the tombs of our ancient and revered ancestors can't be included in a list of heritage sites, then what can? The Cave of Patriarchs is only the second most holy place for Jews (first being the Temple Mount). I think they just hate any reminder that the land belonged to the Jewish people for over a thousand years before the Arabs invaded it. Otherwise they wouldn't continue to try to bar Jews from our two most holy sites (amazing in a Jewish state).

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